From the Blog

June 26th, 2013

Photo Safari Highlights: Tree Climbing Lions

While lions climbing trees is indeed a rare spectacle in most of Africa, in the Serengeti National Park it’s actually very common. However, two other places get most of the press about this unlikely trait: the Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda, and the Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania.…
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June 21st, 2013

Panthera pardus panoramus (Leopard panorama image)

Pardon my pig Latin. My original intent was to write about the making of a merged “leopard panorama” image that I recently put together. However, I decided a more comprehensive account of this leopard encounter would be more interesting… at least I hope it is. Be that as it may, consider this…
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May 7th, 2013

Serengeti Photo Safari recap – April 2013

Were back! and an overview on our recent photo safari “Big Cats and the Great Migration” is in order. In short: they were, it was… and vise versa. Sometimes everything lines up better than one can reasonably hope for – such was the case on this last safari. We enjoyed…
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July 24th, 2012

Hola Swainsoni

The beautiful Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) is the most prevalent raptor on the Armendaris ranch from May to October, and during this timeframe they seem to be everywhere. Their presence on the ranch is most welcome as they are a joy to watch – and they make great photographic subjects.…
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